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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

WATCH AND LEARN. Math team coach Dan OLaughlin shows the team easier and quicker ways to solve difficult math questions.

[SCHILLING SCOOP] Ready, set, solve. The teachers that make Math Team possible

Kevin Chen, RubicOnline December 5, 2021
The math faculty has built a formula for success.
The math team includes students grades 9 through 12. “The students on the math team extend that knowledge by doing practice problems directly related to the competitions, but the groundwork is laid in the classroom,” US math teacher Bill Boulger said.

It all adds up: Calculating how Math Team succeeds

Helen Bartlett, Staff Writer January 4, 2018
With two meets completed in the season so far, Math Team ranks first in its division.
The Math team comes together when clubs meet to prepare for their next competition on Nov. 28. Pictured from left to right in the top row is 9th grader Ayla Straub, senior Sophie Jaro, sophomore Michaela Polley, senior Shefali Bijwadia, sophomore Kayla Edmunson, senior Ellie Brass, sophomore Matt Pauly, 9th grader Richard Chang, sophomore Justin Hla, 9th grader Nathan Sobotka, 9th grader Samir Bijwadia, junior Benjamin Konstan, and Sophomore Jeffrey Huang. In the bottom row from left to right are 9th grader Sam Hansen, sophomore Jonathon Pomerantz, and 9th grader Allen Wang.

Math team competes against Blake in close race

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor November 21, 2016
The Math Team got second place to The Blake School in their first competition of the year on Nov. 7.
Math Team defeated Blake on Nov. 2 at their first competition of the season. Senior co-captain Max Chen hopes to successfully lead the team in future competitions. [Math team is] both an academic and leadership experience. You learn a lot of useful tricks in solving math problems. As a co-captain you can benefit from leadership experience, he said.
Pictured from left to right: junior Sophie Jaro, Shefali Bijwadia, senior Michelle Heilig, junior Ellie Brass, senior Milo Wittenberg, freshman Michaela Polley, senior Sam Parkhurst, freshman Jonathan Pomerantz, sophomore Brian Orza, and freshman Jeffrey Huang.

Math Team starts off season successfully with win against Blake

Stephanie Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 12, 2015
Math Team starts off the season successfully on Nov. 2 with a win against Blake.
Members of math team listen to Upper School mathematics teacher Bill Boulger (not pictured) as he explains the upcoming competition. “As always, Mr. Boulger is absolutely incredible. He’s everything the Math Team could want and more,” senior captain Vittorio Orlandi said.

Math team tallies up a satisfying season

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief March 18, 2014

State: the dream for any high school competitor. The biggest stage in Minnesota for students to show their talents, dedication and hard work. Many sports teams work all year to compete on these stages,...

In the aftermath of a strong season, Math Team rebuilds

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor November 20, 2013

At the last spring recognition assembly, the math team walked down from the bleachers to hoist their trophy for first place in Tier 2 of the Minnesota High School Mathematics League. The team has changed...

Upper School math team places first in season and state meet

Upper School math team places first in season and state meet

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor March 13, 2013

Finding the area of rhombi cut from a prism of wood. Calculating the angles on a polygon with forty sides. These are some of the problems students might face while participating in a math team event. The...

EN ROUTE. Keel and her teammates traveled to California for the Berkeley Math Tournament on Nov. 6.

Keel represents Minnesota at Berkeley Math Tournament

Tommy Verhey, Director of RubicOnline November 18, 2022
Along with her peers on the All-State Math Team, junior Bridget Keel traveled to California to compete on Nov. 6.
Spartan Golf picks up their clubs in the Athletics hallway on the way to practice Apr. 7. The team is smaller than past years but Head Coach Angie Kritta said that having fewer players can actually be a benefit when it comes to competition: “The nice thing is I can give the girls more of an opportunity to play in a varsity event.

Golf team goes the distance to prepare for season opener

Aarushi Bahadur, Staff Writer April 18, 2022
The first three games of the season have been canceled or postponed. The team is set to take the greens Apr. 25.
Junior Maxanne Millerhaller joined the math team this year. She said, I think I was a little nervous that the team wouldn’t all of a sudden accept a new junior member but all of the people on the team have been really nice to me.

Millerhaller takes math to the ‘limit’

Bobby Verhey, Social Media Manager October 31, 2019
Junior Maxanne Millerhaller shares her experiences on her first year on Math Team.
Boulger leaves behind a golden age of the math department

Boulger leaves behind a golden age of the math department

Peter Blanchfield and Noah Raaum May 24, 2018
US Math teacher Bill Boulger leaves SPA after nearly 50 years of teaching and advising his peers and students.
Junior Nolan Gifford faces off for the puck.

Boys hockey faces off against section rival Mathomedi

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor February 1, 2018
On Jan. 31 the boys varsity hockey team fell to arch rival Mahtomedi 8-0 at Drake Arena.
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